A whopping 56 percent of men who have affairs claim to be happy in their marriages, according to a study from Rutgers University finds. Surprising? Not according to the relationship experts featured in a Womansday.com article that reveals some surprising facts about cheating.
12 Surprising Facts About Cheating
1. Most men are still in love with their wives when they cheat.
2. Men usually cheat with women they know.
3. Men cheat to save their marriages.
4. Men hate themselves after affairs.
5. Cheaters often get friskier with their wives when affairs begin.
6. Women cheat just as much as men, and their affairs are more dangerous.
7. A wife often knows her husband's cheating.
8. A couple will never work it out when the husband is in the midst of an affair.
9. Affairs can often fix a marriage.
10: Even after rebuilding the marriage, a husband may still miss the affair.
11: A cheater knows he's hurting the woman he loves, tearing his family apart and sacrificing his honor.
12: The wife's not to blame if her husband cheats on her.
Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
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